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The Fat Spy (1966)

Not Rated  |   |  Comedy  |  11 May 1966 (USA)
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Off the coast of Florida, a nearly-deserted island is rumored to have the fountain of youth. A boatload of teenage kids are headed there for a scavenger hunt. Wellington, the island's ... See full summary »

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Jack E. Leonard ...
Irving / Herman Gonjular (Twins)
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George Wellington
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Dodo Bronk
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Junior Wellington
Lauree Berger ...
Nanette
Jordan Christopher ...
Frankie
The Wild Ones ...
Themselves (Band)
Lou Nelson ...
Punjab, The Sikh
Toni Lee Shelly ...
Naiomi the Mermaid
Penny Roman ...
Herself
Adam Keefe ...
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Chuck Alden ...
Treasure Hunter
Jill Bleidner ...
Treasure Hunter
Tommy Graves ...
Treasure Hunter
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Off the coast of Florida, a nearly-deserted island is rumored to have the fountain of youth. A boatload of teenage kids are headed there for a scavenger hunt. Wellington, the island's wealthy owner, is none too happy about that, so he dispatches his daughter, Junior, to get rid of them. She's happy to go because her sweetie, Irving, is the island's only resident. Junior sends Irving to spy on the kids to find out what they know. Irving's twin brother, Herman, and Herman's high-school sweetheart, Camille Salamander, are also headed for the island with their own nefarious plans. Is the fountain of youth real, and if so, who will get to it first? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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It's a killer... a Diller... a blast of laffs!

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Perhaps because the production had run out of money, a final portion of this movie was never actually shot; instead, the camera simply pans over script pages describing what occurred in the missing scenes. See more »

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Herman: Setting this at maximum power will create ice cubes. Then as the ice cubes circulate through the pipes, crashing into each other, the frozen pressure will grow to unbearable intensity, splintering the walls until the entire place shatters in one final convulsive gasp.
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Wild Way of Living
Written by Chuck Alden and Jordan Christopher
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Campy... but so bad it's almost funny
12 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Really one of the worst movies I've ever seen. But funny in the same way "Plan 9 from Outer Space" is. The "musical" scenes are stunningly bad and the songs themselves are worse still. The acting is consistently horrific throughout. The plot and storyline impossible to fathom let alone follow. The 'actors' themselves seem to have no idea what the plot is. High point would be the 'musical' number near the end with Phyllis Diller and Jack E Leonard dancing around in some garden. But even though it's terrible from start to finish, it's watchable on some strange campy level. It's just so incredibly bad ... I kept wondering if it might eventually make some sort of sense before it was all over. But it didn't.

It would be impossible to write a spoiler of 'The Fat Spy' because even after watching it twice, I have no idea what it was about.

I found this on DVD at Wal-Mart for $2.00 CDN.


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